Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law is a prestigious local law firm that defends reckless driving cases in the Petersburg VA Courts. The lawyers of the firm have amassed over 45 collective years of reckless driving law experience and are routinely recognized by various media outlets for the best in legal ability and ethical standards. The Virginia Reckless Driving law is strict. If you have been accused of reckless driving in Petersburg VA, then it would be in your best interests to engage an experienced Petersburg VA Reckless Driving Lawyer for assistance. A skilled attorney who regularly defends reckless driving cases in the Petersburg Courts will improve your chances that you successfully resolve your case. We defend Petersburg VA reckless driving cases every week and know how to best protect our clients. The facts of each case can vary, but we have the knowledge and expertise to select the best defenses and arguments for your particular circumstances. A conviction for Reckless Driving can severely jeopardize your freedom, your career, and your driving record. Additionally, a Reckless Driving conviction on average will also have a more negative impact on the automobile insurance policy than a DUI conviction according to Insurance.com.
Reckless Driving in the Commonwealth of Virginia is classified as a Class 1 Misdemeanor criminal offense and is punishable as follows if convicted:
Maximum 12 months in jail
Maximum $2,500 fine
Maximum 6 months loss of driving privileges [Except Racing Cases]
Assessment of 6 DMV moving violation demerit points
11 year misdemeanor conviction on the DMV driving record
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Experienced Petersburg VA Reckless Driving Lawyers
The City of Petersburg is patrolled by the Petersburg Police and the Virginia State Police. The state troopers can usually be found patrolling both Interstates 95 & 85, which join in Petersburg VA. The city police officers typically focus their patrols on Route 460 and Crater Road. The Reckless Driving Speeding law pursuant to Va. Code 46.2-862 is perhaps the most enforced reckless driving provision in Petersburg, which states that a person shall be guilty of reckless driving if driving a motor vehicle at a speed of 20 miles per hour or more above the speed limit. We have an detailed understanding of how the police officers gather their speed evidence, present their cases in court, and know what arguments work during trial. You can benefit from our experience. Contact us for a free initial consultation.
Petersburg VA Attorneys Specializing in Reckless Driving Defense
Motorists who take their driving privileges and future serious want a talented Petersburg VA Reckless Driving Lawyer representing their best interests. We will examine your case, deploy many strategies during our representation, and use every resource the law allows to secure our client’s the best possible outcome under the law. The Code of Virginiahas also classified other driving acts as reckless driving from the most general law to racing:
46.2-852 General recklessness
46.2-853 Fail to maintain proper control
46.2-854 Passing on a grade or on a curve
46.2-855 Driving while view obstructed/control impaired
46.2-856 Passing two vehicles abreast
46.2-857 Driving two abreast in a single lane
46.2-858 Passing at a railroad grade crossing
46.2-859 Passing a stopped school bus
46.2-860 Failing to give proper signals
46.2-861 Driving too fast conditions
46.2-863 Failure to yield
46.2-864 Recklessness on parking lots, etc
46.2-865.1 Injuring or causing death of another while racing; penalties
46.2-866 Racing; aiders or abettors
46.2-867 Racing; seizure of motor vehicle
46.2-868.1 Aggressive Driving
Petersburg VA Reckless Driving 85/35 REDUCED
Our Petersburg VA reckless driving attorneys represented a client who was issued a Virginia Uniform Summons or traffic ticket for reckless driving speeding 85/35 mph by a State Trooper. We investigated the trooper’s evidence and had various arguments prepared to present to the Judge. The client was scared of receiving a jail sentence and of losing driving privileges. We were successful with our representation and met all of the client’s objectives. No jail sentence, no loss of driving privileges and no misdemeanor reckless driving conviction. We convinced the Judge to reduce the allegation to improper driving, a low level infraction with on a minor fine imposed.
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